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Name: RODDAM
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/11/1911
Completed: 01/1912
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 181
Dimensions: 3218grt, 2055nrt, 331.0 x 47.5 x 23.2ft
Engines: T3cyl (24, 40 & 65 x 42ins), 298nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 129789
History:
01/1912 Red R SS Co Ltd (Stephens, Sutton & Stephens), Newcastle
26/09/1916 Sank
Comments: 26/09/1916: Sank after being captured and shelled by U-Boat U35 when
76 miles ESE of Barcelona on a voyage from Savona to Barry Roads in ballast


Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley